Not wanting to diminish Sally's spirits further, Alicia chose not to follow through on her comments about skill versus luck in cooking. Instead she turned to watching Penny as she skated around on her new improvements, confirming that they did indeed do what they were supposed to do. After all that work it would have been a shame if they needed to crack her legs back open again for modifications.
"Somebody was being very uncreative when they decided on that name," she pointed out as Penny remarked on not letting the recovered ship material go to waste. Not that she was wrong, but 'Sky Engine' wasn't particularly elegant, or informative. Probably that girl Amber, since it had belonged to her. There hadn't been any sign of her since the fight against Justine, but she had probably moved on, or she was looking for a new boat. She expected those were difficult to come by.
Listening to Penny describe what it was like to hover, she found herself distracted. The whisper of a voice reached her ears, a familiar one that caused her eyes to widen in shock. But glancing around she couldn't see the speaker. Which....was understandable, given that Janet had bombed the previous headquarters while under Janet's control.
Then even more competed for her attention. She perked up, shaking her head to get herself to focus as a new girl - Summer - entered the hangar. Alicia rose from her seat, nodding to the new girl as Sylvia took the lead. She noticed the Beckoner that appeared, but was distracted by her own internal thoughts too much to particularly notice its unusual appearance. The grin she wore was more than just a welcoming expression, there was real elation to it.
She couldn't help it, couldn't stop herself. Janet was still alive! She'd thought that she was gone after the fight with Justine, and had borne a bit of a grudge against everyone who seemed to have been involved in that last battle. But now it seemed to have been unfounded. Now she could make things right.
As Sylvia departed, Alicia took a step forward and offered her hand to Summer. "Like she said before, welcome to Beacon. It's always nice to see a new face around here." Having shaken hands, she turned her mind to Janet, and how to extricate herself from this situation so she could talk to her. "These are Penny, Sally, and Kimble," she added, gesturing to each individual in turn.
That last individual was who she turned to next, nudging Kimble to get her to let go. "Now, I have something that I need to do in private, okay Kimble? Why don't you and the others tell her a bit about yourselves, see how much she knows about the Beacon already. I'll be right back, and then we can start the tour."
She'd do whatever she had to to get Kimble off of her leg before leaving the hangar, looking around as she exited the headquarters. "Janet, where are you?" she asked in a low voice as she hurried along, hoping that her friend would provide some direction so they could meet as soon as possible. She had everything she needed, now it was time to set things right.